On the day that his long-time association with Team Rabobank ends, Thomas Dekker has said that he doubts he will ride again this season. "With all the rigmarole the last few weeks, I have not really had my head on cycling. I think it is better that I aim for next season, when I want to come back more strongly than ever," he told Telesport.nl.
It was announced yesterday afternoon that Rabobank and Dekker had ended his contract early, due to irreconcilable differences.
The 23 year-old said that he regretted his departure from Rabobank after six years. "I have gladly ridden for this team," he said, "but it has become clear the last few weeks that it is no longer right. I don't want to say any more because we have agreed not to comment. Right now it is important for me to find a new, good team as soon as possible."